How do you install a sleeper on a truck?

I want to start using my truck for longer trips. I'd like to install a sleeper on it. How do I do that?

Answer
A sleeper for your truck is a great way to save money on accommodation while you’re out on the road. Plus, installing one is perhaps a bit easier than you might anticipate.
Here are the steps you should take to install the sleeper:
  • Start by removing the rear truck window
  • Set the sleeper on the truck and make sure it’s centered
  • Get in the truck and trace the rear truck cab window onto the front of the sleeper
  • Install the accordion boot to the sleeper first using rubber cement or marine glue to hold the boot in place
  • Start the boot at the bottom left corner and go up over the top and down the right side
  • Put the rest across the bottom
  • Put down sponge tape or another type of cushion to protect your truck rails
  • Once protected, you can place the sleeper onto the truck rails as close as possible to the cab
  • Install the rubber boot to the truck’s rear cab window opening
  • Use the same technique and glue on the boot part that attaches to the truck rear cab window frame
  • After the boot is attached, slide the sleeper back into position
  • Bolt it into place
  • Once bolted, apply silicone to the outside of the boot to ensure it’s weatherproofed and sealed
And that’s all there is to it!
But don’t forget about your car or truck insurance. Protect your new sleeper by adding coverage to your current insurance policy or by using the Jerry app. Sign up with Jerry and compare quotes from over 50 insurers so you always get the best rate for your truck insurance policy.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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